From amazing restaurants to fancy shops and some of the prettiest streets in Perth, Claremont has got loads to offer—but did you know there's a hidden side to Claremont that only the locals know about?
We’ve teamed up with Mirvac’s Reserve and Grandstand at Claremont on the Park, Perth’s latest and greatest apartments you would love to call home, to uncover the lesser-known facts about this quaint little 'burb.
From cafes and farmers’ markets to hotdogs and crazy workouts, here are 10 things you didn't know you could do in Claremont.
1. Learn French
If you've ever wanted to learn the language of love, now's your chance. The adorable Claremont Community Hub and Library runs French classes every Saturday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am. Bookings are essential, shoot through an email to book your spot.
2. Buy And Sell Designer Clothes
Got a fancy dress wasting space in your closet or looking for your next outfit for a big event? Look no further than The Greenroom Perth on Stirling Highway in Claremont. If you're a seller you can drop your wares off, receive an estimate of what they can be sold for and when the items are sold you get to come in and collect your riches. Pretty neat, eh?!
3. Go Crazy On The Wine At Billie H
Billie H has taken over the space that used to be Asado in Claremont and it's kicking goals, left, right and centre—which isn't surprising considering owner Daniel Goodsell has previously been behind some of our fave Perth eateries including Duende, Il Lido and Bread In Common. The wine list is phenomenal, featuring drops from all over Europe, so park yourself in a comfy seat and sip the night away.
4. Stock Up On Weekly Supplies At The Farmers’ Market
Open Every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30am, the Mt Claremont Farmers Market at Mt Claremont Primary is a food-lovers wonderland. With fresh produce as far as the eye can see, goodies fresh from the farm and loads of yummo hot food you can eat on the spot, we recommend getting there early, grabbing a coffee and a danish and stocking up for the week ahead.
5. Visit Bay Road Pantry
A favourite with locals, Bay Road Pantry is a hidden Claremont delight. Cosy, quaint and homely, this lovely little spot offers up delicious breakfasts, lunches and sweet treats with an Asian skew, and the coffee ain't too bad either.
6. Become A Sailor
Learn how to sail the seven seas from one of the most speccy spots in Perth, the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. There are lessons for all kinds of levels, boats and interests. If sailing's not your thing, just go for the view, it's absolutely stunning!
7. Get A Side Of Arts And Culture With Your Coffee
One of the coolest new spots to pop up in Claremont lately is The Goods Shed. Home to some pretty amazeballs coffee (the barista formerly worked at Asado) which can be enjoyed in the gardens, it's also the go-to place when you're looking for a bit of culture in Perth. Stop by the latest exhibition for a big slice of inspiration.
8. Get Fit In Under 20 Minutes A Week
Tucked into St Quentin Avenue, hit up SpeedFit for the quickest, and most effective workout, you would have done in years. The newest fitness craze to sweep through Perth, Electro Muscular Stimulation (EMS) is what makes it all possible and while you only need to put in 20 minutes a week to experience the effects, you work extremely hard in those 20 minutes. Don't believe us? Find out more here.
9. Eat Hotdogs With A Side Of Hip-Hop
For a little slice of New York in the heart of Claremont head to Brooklyn Lounge on a Wednesday night for $10 hotdogs and all the old school hip-hop hits. Whether it's the original New Yorker or the Mac Daddy—a bratwurst covered in mac and cheese, caramelised onions and bacon bits—you can't really go wrong.
10. Pop Into Stand'In Room
Teeny tiny and super cute, Stand'In Room is Claremont's newest coffee spot that wows. Not only are their brews reasonably priced (they've got espresso's for $2), they're also serving cold pressed juices, beautiful bouquets and succulent pots. Check it out!
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Image credit: Nancy Hanna